Alex Rodriguez told reporters in Jupiter today that he wished Jose Reyes played for the Yankees. Uh-oh.
He later then sent word through a team PR man that his comments shouldn’t be taken as a shot at Derek Jeter. But of course it’ll still be seen that way.
It’s truly amazing the fixes this guys gets himself into. It really is.
UPDATE, 5:31 p.m: Here is what A-Rod said: “I wish (Reyes) was leading off on our team or playing on our team. That’s fun to watch.”
Jose Reyes is a terrific player and it may have been an innocent comment. But given Alex’s history with Jeter, he should have found a different way to say something nice about Reyes. It just doesn’t make sense.
UPDATE, 5:54 p.m.: A buddy of mine just sent me a text. Would you trade A-Rod for Wright straight up? The Yankees would have to include some money. But you’d have to think about it hard, right?
It sort of makes sense. A-Rod was a Mets fan growing up. The Mets need a power hitter and somebody to draw attention to their second-tier franchise. He’d fit right in with their clubhouse and get to play with Reyes. The Yankees would benefit because they’d get younger and be rid of the headache.
The only problem: The Mets would never do it.